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Author: Clifford King,Jean Anouilh
ISBN13: 978-0174445197
Title: Waltz of the Toreadors (French Edition)
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Language: French
Category: Education and Reference
Publisher: Nelson Thornes Ltd (July 1974)
Pages: 125

Waltz of the Toreadors (French Edition) by Clifford King,Jean Anouilh

Anouilh has suffered from mediocre English translations; this one is by a Brit named Lucienne Hill who uses such prehistoric phrases as "Holy Moses!" and "Hell's bells!" when confronted with the French idiomatic, instead of j Preface to a translation test: Loneliness, ageing, disappointment, romantic despair - we know how Ten Williams, Wm Inge or Arthur Miller would handle these themes. Jean-Louis Barrault, later a major French director, was a pupil there at the same time and recalls Anouilh as an intense, rather dandified figure who hardly noticed a boy some two years younger than himself. Anouilh enrolled as a law student in the University of Paris, only to abandon the course after just eighteen months when he found employment in the advertising industry.

The Waltz of the Toreadors. For a cast of 4 males and 7 females. The story is told on two levels: one comic and one bitter. The blustery sex farce concerns a general who fancies himself to be a toreador with the ladies, but he is disgusted with himself and the hollowness of his triumphs. Among the author's most psychologically compelling works, the New York premiere featured Ralph Richardson and Mildred Natwick.

December 15, 2009 History. The waltz of the toreadors Close. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove The waltz of the toreadors from your list? The waltz of the toreadors. Published 1956 by Elek Books. Originally published as La valse des toreádors.

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Watch Waltz of the Toreadors (1962) full movie online for free This is the end of a glorious military career: General Leo Fitzjohn retires to his Sussex manor where he will write his memoirs. Unfortunately, his private life is a disaster: a confirmed. Waltz of the Toreadors (1962)

The Waltz of the Toreadors (La Valse des toréadors) is a 1951 play by Jean Anouilh. This bitter farce is set in 1910 France and focuses on General Léon Saint-Pé and his infatuation with Ghislaine, a woman with whom he danced at a garrison ball some 17 years earlier. Because of the General's commitment to his marriage, the couple's love remained unconsummated. Now faced by the reality of retirement with his hypochondriac wife, the General finds himself lost in fond memories of his old flirtation.

Other authors: See the other authors section. Information from the French Common Knowledge. La valse des toréadors.

Jean Marie Lucien Pierre Anouilh was a French dramatist whose career spanned five decades. Anouilh's popularity steadily increased in the next two decades both in France and abroad. Profoundly impressed by the plays of Jean Giraudoux and Luigi Pirandello, which broke with the tradition of the realistic theater, Anouilh recognized the value of poetry, of illusion and fantasy, and of irony as a means of portraying basic truths about human life. The fanciful or uncompromising efforts of the early heroes to escape from reality give way in most of the later plays to a profound bitterness caused by the recognition that no escape is possible.

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Antigone Jean Anouilh trans Lewis Galantiere. The Waltz of the Toreadors Jean Anouilh. Legend of Lovers Jean Anouilh. L’Alouette Jean Anouilh. The Director of the Opera Jean Anouilh.